On April 18, 2018, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) published in the Federal Register a notice [Investigation No. 332-566] announcing the institution of an investigation and notice of opportunity to file written submissions. The ITC was notified by the USTR that the President on March 20, 2018, submitted a report to Congress that contains a request for an extension of trade authorities procedures. The Commission, as required by section 103(c)(3)(B) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Bipartisan Trade Act), has instituted an investigation for the purpose of preparing a report to Congress that contains a review and analysis of the economic impact on the United States of all trade agreements implemented between the date of the enactment of the Bipartisan Trade Act and March 20, 2018. The Commission is unaware of any trade agreements that were implemented under the Bipartisan Trade Act between the date of its enactment and March 20, 2018. The Commission does not plan to hold a public hearing in connection with this investigation. However, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation.
The deadline for filing written submissions is May 2, 2018 and the deadline for transmittal of the ITC report to Congress in June 1, 2018.